Updates from Sunday, May 18
Prior to tonight’s game, the Tigers will activate righthanded pitcher Anibal Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list. #tigers— Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) May 18, 2014
Updates from Tuesday, May 13
Anibal Sanchez is nearing a return to the Tigers (via Chris Iott of MLive.com):
Anibal Sanchez will start Sunday for the Tigers. Weekend rotation: Scherzer, Porcello, Sanchez.— Chris Iott (@Chris_Iott) May 13, 2014
The Detroit Tigers will need to find a way to hold their lead in the American League Central without starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez for the next 15 days.
Chris Iott of MLive.com has the details:
Anibal Sanchez will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, the Tigers just announced.— Chris Iott (@Chris_Iott) April 26, 2014
Right middle finger laceration for Anibal Sanchez. The Tigers will need a starter by May 6, barring rainouts.— Chris Iott (@Chris_Iott) April 26, 2014
Sanchez was forced off the mound after just two and two-thirds innings in his start April 26 against the Minnesota Twins due to the injury. He will apparently need at least 15 days before he finds his way back to the mound again.
The injury will certainly hurt the Tigers' excellent rotation in the short term. The 30-year-old boasted a 3.13 ERA through five starts this season and was the AL ERA champion in the 2013 season with an ERA of 2.57.
At the time of Sanchez's injury, the Tigers held a one-game lead over the Twins in the AL Central with a record of 12-9. Iott also reports that the Tigers will call up right-hander Justin Miller from Triple-A Toledo in response to Sanchez's injury.